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Academic Search Premier
Full-text articles from thousands of scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals. Coverage includes most areas of academic study.
African American Archive Collection
Gateway to two collections for scholars and researchers: "Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive," "Archives Unbound," and "The Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party: Papers of James and Esther Cooper"
American Song
Songs "from American's past," including tracks by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Search by artist, album, genre, instrument, or historical event.
Ancestry Library Edition
Resources for genealogical research including U.S. federal census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, New York and other passenger records and selected records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Biographical materials include the American Genealogical-Biographical Index, Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books, slave narratives and Native American indexes.
Artnet
Comprehensive fine art, design, and decorative art auction records dating back to 1985. Records include the price the item was sold at auction, auction house information and provenance when available.
Art Retrospective
Bibliographic database that cumulates citations to volumes 1–32 of the print edition of the Art Index (1929–1984). Articles from periodicals published throughout the world are cited in the database.
ArticleFirst
Citations to articles from thousands of journals covering science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Index to biographical material on subjects from all time eras, geographical locations, and fields of activity.
Biography Reference Bank
Profiles, obituaries, images, and related full-text articles about thousands of individuals—both living and deceased.
Biography in Context
Biographical coverage for individuals in literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, and the arts.
Business NewsBank
Articles covering companies, industries, executives and from hundreds of local, regional, national newspapers, newswires and business journals. Also includes access to America’s News Magazines.
Business Source Premier
Includes thousands of full-text articles from over 2,000 business magazines, scholarly journals and trade publications, as well as company profiles, industry profiles and market research reports.
Career Cruising
Career Cruising, available in English and Spanish, is a comprehensive online career-planning, vocational guidance, employment seeking reference database with a built-in resume builder.
Career Transitions
A guided, self-paced resource that walks you through the job application process--assessing strengths and interests, preparing a resume, finding educational opportunities and networking advice, performing a job search, and applying online.
ChiltonLibrary.com
Exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins for automobiles and light trucks.
Clase and Periodica
Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.
Classical Music Library
This collection of classical music recordings includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Genres include choral works, symphonies, operas, contemporary, chamber, instrumentals, etc. Download and purchase tracks (home users only) and create and share playlists.
Consumer Health Complete
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.
Consumer Reports (EBSCO/MasterFile Premier)
Consumer Reports is an independent and nonprofit organization that provides product reviews on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Access full-text articles (1991 to present) from Consumer Reports through EBSCO/MasterFile Premier.
Contemporary World Music
Music "of all regions from every continent," including reggae, worldbeat, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, sacred, bossa nova, celtic, etc.
CultureGrams
Concise reports detailing the history, daily life, and customs of world cultures. Each report typically includes a regional overview, national anthem audio file, maps, statistics, photographs, biographies of well-known people, and a recipe collection. World Edition articles are aimed at high school users. Kids and States Editions are aimed at grade school users.
Dictionary of Literary Biography
Nearly 10,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
EBSCOhost
Variety of full-text databases that range in scope from multidisciplinary resources to subject-specific databases. Resources include MasterFILE Premiere, Business Source Elite, Health Source Plus, EBSCO Animals and Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia.
ECO (Electronic Collections Online)
Collection of over 3,000 scholarly journals covering a variety of subject areas. Many articles are available in full-text.
Education Full Text
Indexes (1983+), abstracts (1994+), and full-text (1996+) articles from hundreds of journals. Subjects covered include adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, preschool education, student counseling, teacher education, and teaching methods.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
Journal articles and conference reports on a wide range of topics in the field of education. National information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
Facts on File Science Online
Explore this database by subject area (biology, chemistry, earth science, weather and climate, etc.) or type of resource (printable diagrams, science experiments and activities, biographies, videos and animations, etc). Regularly updated news articles are also available.
FirstSearch
Access a wide range of subject-specific databases including Article First, ERIC, and PsycFIRST. Also includes acess to World Cat, a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives
Over 50 million pages of historical documents; census records from 1860 and 1930; documents relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and U.S. Presidents; historical newspapers; naturalization documents; Matthew Brady Civil War photos; city directories; etc.
Gale Artemis Literary Sources
One click access to four literary databases: Literature Criticism Online, LitFinder, Scribner Writers Online, and Twayne's Authors.
Gale Legal Forms
Thousands of Ohio-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.). Legal definition and attorney directories are also available.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search the full-text of hundreds of electronic reference books on a wide range of subjects, including: the arts, business, education, history, law, medicine, and science.
Global Issues in Context
Analysis and international viewpoints on a broad array of global issues, topics, and current events. Includes overviews, expert perspectives, primary sources, international magazines, and statistics.
Gongwer News Service
Comprehensive, accurate, timely and balanced coverage of issues in and around Ohio's government and political systems. The daily Ohio Report provides coverage of every bill in the General Assembly and closely tracks the activities of the executive and judicial branches.
HeritageQuest
Use this database to access selected U.S. Federal Census Records (1790–1930); thousands of family and local history books; and search a comprehensive subject index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.
Homework HelpNow
Students (K-Adult) can get live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert tutors.
Humanities Full Text
This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
Jazz Music Library
Thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
JobNow
Work with live, expert job coaches on every phase of the job search process--from career coaching to resume assistance to interview tips.
Kids Search
Search this database by topic or keyword, and then sort your results by source type--magazines, newspapers, reference books, photos, etc. For elementary and middle school students.
KnowItNow 24×7
Use our online reference service to chat with a librarian, 24/7.
LearningExpress Library
Prepare for academic or professional exams with online practice tests and tutorials. The tests provide instant scoring, complete explanations of right and wrong answers, and an individualized analysis of results. Tutorials on topics such as computer skills, workplace skills improvement, and occupation practice tests are included in the "Learning Centers" .
LitFinder
Access over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Also includes secondary materials like biographies and images.
Literary Reference Center
Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories
Literature Criticism Online
Cross-search an acclaimed series of literary criticism titles: Children’s Literature Review, Classical & Medieval Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of novelists, poets, essayists, and journalists from every age and literary discipline.
Mango Languages
Become conversationally proficient in over 30 different foreign languages by listening to real-life situations and actual conversations. Mango also offers ESL courses for over a dozen languages.
MAS Ultra—School Edition
Full-text articles from over 500 popular general interest and current events publications. Also includes access to pamphlets, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags. For high school students.
MasterFile Premier
Access full-text information from thousands of general reference publications covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Also includes full-text reference book, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.
Medline
Authoritative information on clinical medicine, dentistry, education, experimental medicine, nursing, nutrition, pathology, psychiatry, and toxicology. Created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
MergentWebReports
All Mergent (Moody's) Manuals published since 1909. The comprehensive library of documents includes company annual reports, prospectuses, industry reports and other company related documents in PDF image formats.
Mergent Online
Detailed information on all public companies, both U.S. and worldwide. Not only does it supply general company information but it also includes company financials, EDGAR reports, news articles, annual reports and a company history.
Middle Search Plus
Full-text articles from over 150 popular magazines. Also includes access to biographies, historical essays, and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags. For middle school and junior high school students.
MLA International Bibliography
Subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Research more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds; build and analyze an investment portfolio; learn about stocks, mutual funds, and portfolios.
Music Online
Search five (American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound) music databases simultaneously.
National Geographic Magazine Archive (1888-1994)
Every page and photograph from the official journal of the National Geographic Society.
NetWellness
Nonprofit consumer health site that draws upon information created and evaluated by health care professionals at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University medical centers.
NewsBank
Full-text articles from the following regional newspapers: the Cincinnati Post (1990-2007), Columbus Dispatch, Toledo Blade, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Dayton Daily News. Also includes access to Business NewsBank.
Newspaper Source
Selected full-text articles from 200 national, regional, and international newspapers, including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The Times (London), The Toronto Star, etc. Also includes full-text television and radio news transcripts.
19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Access over 28 million articles of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.
NoveList K-8 Plus
This database offers lots of ways for young readers to find great fiction titles, with thousands of book reviews, and features that allow you to search by plot, setting, series name, and favorite authors and titles. The "Teacher Resources" tab has lots of useful material for teachers and media specialists.
NoveList Plus
Looking for a good book? NoveList Plus includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, author readalikes, award winners, book discussion guides, articles, recommended reads and features that allow you to search by author, title, series, plot, and genre.
Ohio Capitol Connection
The full text of all House and Senate bills introduced or passed in the Ohio General Assembly from 1987 to the present can be searched and retrieved through the Ohio Capitol Connection. A table of contents provides a site overview. Other features include GovLinks, a descriptive list of government-oriented Web links; How Do I? , a list of frequently asked questions and answers; the Library, a documents database, and an extensive search capability.
OmniFile Full Text Mega
Full-text, abstracts, and indexing from a wide variety of subject-specific databases, including: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, Education Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Wilson Business Full Text.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues, such as euthanasia, censorship, gun control, and narcotics. Includes topic overviews, statistics, tables, images, biographies, websites, and articles from periodicals and newspapers.
Oxford Art Online
Comprehensive reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Definitive source of information about the meaning, history, and pronunciation of the English language over the last millennium. Dictionary entries contain definitions, detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated with quotations from a wide range of English language sources.
Oxford Music Online
Access thousands of full-text articles covering more than 5,000 years of music history; including instruments, terms, composers, institutions, performers, patrons, and genres.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County: Electronic Journals
The E-Journal Portal is a comprehensive list of full text journals that are available from our multiple electronic resource databases. Browse by title or search by subject category. Also includes our historical newspapers.
Points of View
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. This resource also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.
Price It! Antiques & Collectibles
Use this resource to identify, research, and price art, antiques, and collectibles. Pricing information in the database is gathered from three reputable sources: online auctions (eBay, GoAntiques), online retail (GoAntiques, TIAS), and land-based auction houses.
Primary Search
Full-text articles from more than 60 popular magazines for elementary school research. Also includes access to American Heritage Children’s Dictionary and an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.
Professional Development Collection
Highly specialized collection of more than 550 full-text education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Designed to serve the needs of professional educators.
ProQuest
Collection of databases that offer users access to full-text articles from thousands of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Cincinnati Enquirer (1841-1922)
Full-text articles from the backfile of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Please note: The year1885 is incomplete due to damaged microfilm.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm
Access full-image, in-context newspaper content . This is a true extension of the traditional microfilm experience, providing full images and home access. Newspapers available: Cincinnati Enquirer (2010-2012), New York Times (2008-2012), Wall Street Journal (2008-2012).
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times
Full-text and full-image articles for the complete backfile (1851–2009) of the New York Times. Digital reproductions include news stories, editorials, photographs, graphics, obituaries, legal notices, and advertisements.
ProQuest Obituaries
Access more than 10 million obituaries and death notices in full-image format from the historical archives of top national newspapers, such as The New York Times.
ProQuest: Cincinnati Enquirer (1999-current)
Access full-text articles from the Cincinnati Enquirer.
ReferenceUSA
Detailed information on nearly 14 million U.S. companies, organizations, and agencies, and 205 million U.S. residents. Search the business database by company name, sales volume, SIC codes, number of employees, product lines, and more. Search the residential database by name, geographical area, or phone number.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Coverage of topics including world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, political philosophy, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Hundreds of full-text journals and peer-reviewed titles.
Scribner Writers Online
Original, scholar signed essays on the lives and works of authors from around the world from all time periods. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author and their works in personal and historical context.
Safari Books Online
Over 800 searchable, full-text versions of books covering a wide range of computer and information technology topics.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Large scale street plans—including building outlines, property boundaries, and building use - produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance Company from 1867 to 1970
Science in Context
Detailed coverage of popular subjects such as biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, health and medicine, physics, etc. Articles typically include topic overviews, magazine articles, images and videos, biographies, and detailed experiments.
Science Reference Center
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards
Searchasaurus
Dinosaur-themed search interface for students (K-8), containing magazine articles, pictures, encyclopedias, and dictionary.
Short Story Index
This database indexes (1984+) over 90,000 short stories from thousands of anthologies, collections, and periodicals. The full-text of over 4,000 short stories is also available.
Signing Savvy
Unique online resource and reference tool designed to help you increase your vocabulary or improve your everyday American Sign Language signing skills.
Small Business Resource Center
Content in this resource spans all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax planning, etc. Hundreds of sample business plans from the Business Plan Handbook Series are also available.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
The Clymer small engine repair manuals contain thousands of accurate and concise step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions for small engine machines (motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, etc.) and their supporting components. Routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly are covered. Many documents contain photos and detailed illustrations.
Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
This encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions includes tracks of music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds. Browse by country, genre, cultural group, language, instrument, etc.
Social Science Full Text
Indexes (1983+), abstracts (1984+), and full-text (1994+) articles from a wide assortment of journals. Subjects covered include anthropology, corrections, criminal justice, ethics, family studies, gender studies, gerontology, minority studies, political science, psychology, public welfare, sociology, urban studies.
Student Research Center
A resource designed to suit the research needs of secondary school students. Search the database by publication type (magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, primary source documents, film & video, etc.), or by topic (arts & media, current issues, history, social studies, etc.); access an online dictionary and encyclopedia, and explore top searches of the day.
Twayne’s Authors Online
In-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world within the context of the time period in which they lived. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements
Testing & Education Reference Center
Detailed information on private high schools, undergraduate, graduate, vocational schools, and executive education programs; online practice tests for preparatory exams (including college and military entrance exams and civil service exams); and PDF versions of respected college and career handbooks. Research career choices and build a high-quality resume to share with potential employers. Save your resume as a Word document or email it directly from the site.
TOPICsearch
Explore social, political, and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular classroom topics. Includes articles from international and regional newspapers and magazines, public opinion polls, book reviews, and government information.
Transparent Language Online
Teach yourself over 70 languages including Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Japanese with this personalized online language-learning system.
U.S. History in Context
Thousands of primary source documents (including letters, speeches, and legislative acts); full-text magazine and journal articles; digitized maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Universal Class
Learn something new today! Access over 500 online continuing education classes on a wide range of subjects, including: business, office skills, career training, homeschooling, entrepreneurship, self-help, crafts and hobbies, and health and medicine.
Vocational and Career Collection
Full-text articles from over 400 trade and industry specific periodicals, including American Machinist, Advertising Age, Pediatric Nursing, Drugstore News, and Hotel & Motel Management.
World Book Early World of Learning
Narrated stories, interactive games, educational videos, leveled reading practice, and a visual interactive encyclopedia for preschoolers and children in early elementary grades.
World History in Context
World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present day, to cover the events, movements and individuals that shaped world history.
World Book Online Reference Center
Access an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.
Worldbook Kids
Search for articles, pictures, maps, and definitions. Hands-on actitivies, puzzles, and exercises for elementary school students and teachers are also available.
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos / Worldbook Spanish
Este recurso en Español para estudiantes de la escuela elemental incluye artículos, mapas, banderas, tablas y casillas de hechos, y enlaces a páginas de Internet en Español. / This Spanish language resource for elementary school students includes articles, maps, flags, tables and fact boxes, and links to Spanish language websites.
WorldCat
Catalog of books and other materials (recordings, software, music scores, magazines, etc.) owned by libraries around the world. Millions of bibliographic records in over 400 languages.

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